2014 - Vocal Majority

Under the direction of Greg Clancy, the mighty Vocal Majorty secured their record-setting 12th gold medal in Las Vegas, further galvanizing their already cemented legacy as one of the all time greatest male singing organizations in the world. Since forming in 1974 up until 2013, they had been led by the incomparable and legendary Jim Clancy who besides being a world-class musical director is also a prolific arranger and musical mentor to countless others.

Making the VM's victory in Las Vegas even sweeter is the fact that, after leading the VM for nearly 40 years, Jim handed over the directoral reins to his son Greg who led the chorus to their twelfth gold medal. The tradition of excellence is engrained in the Vocal Majority's DNA, both musically and literally!

2013 - Toronto Northern Lights

Toronto Northern Lights

Singing a hilarious medley of parody songs set in a vegetable garden, Toronto's Northern Lights Chorus captured the gold medal in the international barbershop chorus contest Saturday night.

"The Age of Asparagus," "Corn Free," "Lettuce Entertain You" and "Beet It" were among the classics lampooned by the 73-member chorus, which has earned second place five times in the past.

Toronto beat the Westminster Chorus by a mere 2 points, 2831-2829, a mere 0.06% margin. It is the first win in the chorus contest by a non-U.S. chorus since the Scarborough Dukes Of Harmony captured titles in 1977 and 1980.

More than 1600 singers participated in the contest, held at the 75th Anniversary convention of the Barbershop Harmony Society.